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Emily Harmon,




Emily will return to the Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist for the summer of 2024, where she will appear as Doris in Elizabeth Cree and cover Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance.


Emily has joined the roster of Atwater Reed Artists.


AUGUST 2023:

Emily will join the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program with Virginia Opera, where she will make her company debut as Berta in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia in 2023 and cover Suzuki in Madama Butterfly in 2024.

MARCH 2023:

Emily will be a Young Artist with the Glimmerglass Festival for the 2023 season.



Emily has been named a Semifinalist in the 2022 Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition.

AUGUST 2021:

Emily is a finalist for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.


March 2024

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki cover)

Virginia Opera

Norfolk, Fairfax, and Richmond, VA

June-August 2024

Elizabeth Cree (Doris/Witness #3)

The Pirates of Penzance (Ruth cover/ensemble)

The Glimmerglass Festival

Cooperstown, NY


June-August 2023

Candide (Baroness/Vanderdendur covers, ensemble)

Roméo et Juliette (ensemble)

The Glimmerglass Festival

Cooperstown, NY

March 26, 2023

A Night of Concert Arias

Performing Bon Appetit! by Lee Hoiby with the words of Julia Child

Opera del West

Natick, MA

May 20, 2023

Stars & Stripes: A Musical Salute

Seaglass Theater Company

Fairhaven, MA

November-December 2022

Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Mrs. Snoring Man/Tessie/Ethel/Seamstress)

New Bedford Festival Theatre

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

The Scarlet Ibis:

“Emily Harmon also provided a wonderful voice to Brother’s superstitious Aunt: her tone color was perfect for the whole role, whether it be for her full hopeful use of the upper register, or the deep sounds of her low register for the more ominous parts of the role.”


"As the boys’ pious aunt, mezzo soprano Emily Harmon delivered several comic lines with sharp timing that briefly eased the tension. Yet her trancelike prediction of Doodle surviving through infancy and her other foreshadowing statements left their mark at key points throughout the opera."

-Boston Classical Review

The Dangerous Liaisons:

“Emily Harmon's seductive, duplicitous Merteuil delivered the most rewarding performance; she shaped her recitative phrases with authority and displayed good comic timing.”

​-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Marriage of Figaro:

“Emily Harmon... ended up stealing the show with a Marcellina that starts off rather ridiculous but ends up being the rational core of the show in a strange way.”


The Beautiful Bridegroom:

“Emily Harmon as the matchmaker Madame Kirsten, possessed a smooth vocal quality perfectly suited to her conniving character.”

​-The Theatre Times

Hyacinth Curl World Premiere:

“The world premiere of ‘Hyacinth Curl’ was exceptionally transporting. The voices of [Adrienne] Arditti and mezzo-soprano Emily Harmon swooned in the sinuous but sparse lines of a Sufi devotional poem, overlapping and swelling into rapturous harmony before joining at last in unison. Occasional arresting peals from the singers’ handbells provided the only accompaniment.”

-The Boston Globe

“Arditti and Emily Harmon (another guest joining Hub [New Music] for this concert) blended beautifully, achieving a restrained but effective aesthetic seduction.”

​-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Dark Sisters:

"Emily Harmon carried most of the opera’s dramatic pull in the tragic role of Ruth. The death of Ruth’s two children as well as her role in driving Eliza from the faith gnawed at her conscience until her death. Harmon’s mellow voice lent tenderness to the anguished phrases of the guilt-plagued victim."

-Vent Wing (formerly

Candide (The Glimmerglass Festival):

"I do need to give a shout-out to [Emily Harmon and Amanda Sheriff,] the two uncredited but massively scene-stealing performers who played the sheep."


January 2024

Emily will be a Young Artist with the Glimmerglass Festival for the 2024 summer season, performing Doris in Elizabeth Cree and covering Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance.

September 2023

Emily has joined the roster of Atwater Reed Artists.

August 2023

This November, Emily will make her debut with Virginia Opera as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia and cover Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.

March 2023

Emily will be a Young Artist with the Glimmerglass Festival for the 2023 summer season.

February 2022

Emily is a semifinalist in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition.

August 2021

Emily is a finalist for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

April 2021

Emily is a Tier I semifinalist in the 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition.

November 2020

Emily has won Third Place in the 10th Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.

October 2020

Emily is a finalist in the 2020 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition and will be featured in the virtual Finals Concert on November 6, 2020.

June 2020

Emily is joining the roster of Opera on Tap (Boston) and appear in their virtual 2020-21 season.

June 2020

Emily will appear in Music and Martinis, a virtual summer variety show with Seaglass Theater Company, and will perform an assortment of arias, musical theatre songs, and folk music.

November 2019

Emily will make her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Lowell House Opera in the spring of 2020.

October 2019

Emily will return to Boston Opera Collaborative in February 2020, singing Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro.

December 2018

Emily will join Central City Opera as a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist for their Summer 2019 season, where she will cover Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.

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